Bye Bye, Breslow
The Indians will cut ties with a player Friday to make room for Joe Borowski. It won’t be Michael Aubrey, and it won’t be Andy Marte. It will be seldom-used lefty reliever Craig Breslow, who made just seven appearances and went 0-0 with a 3.24 ERA in 8 1/3 innings of work.
Breslow was informed after Thursday night’s loss that he will be designated for assignment. The Indians will have 10 days to trade him, release him or outright him to the Minors.
“I would have liked to have played a more prominent role here,” Breslow said. “I don’t feel I was able to showcase my abilities. Hopefully things will work out somewhere else or here or whatever the case may be.”
So… the Indians are sticking with six relievers for the time being. Aubrey made a strong case for staying with the club by smacking two homers in his first two big-league starts. Marte? He’s, uh, still hanging around.
The blog will be out of service Friday. I’ll catch back up with you Saturday.